Vienna! Wien! Vienne! In whatever language, the very name conjures up images of music, dance, elegant palaces, and an Imperial past going back centuries. Cultural icons, names such as Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, and Liszt, Einstein and Freud, all strongly associated with Vienna, all leap to mind. Indeed, scarcely any other city in Europe can claim to be a more important cultural heavyweight than this golden city on the banks of the Danube, Europe’s longest river.
But Vienna is more than history and memories of the geniuses who lived there. It is the seat of United Nations agencies, the home of OPEC, and numerous NGOs as well as a discreet diplomatic venue where secret contacts b...Read More